Death Cab for Cutie tremble in anticipation of their City Market Show this Friday.
MP3: Death Cab for Cutie, “Bixby Canyon Bridge”, from Narrow Stairs (Barsuk/Atlantic Records)
French Kicks, Delta Spirit, and Copenhagen art-rock after the jump.
The French Kicks yearn for summer, with shimmering synths and drowning vocals, this Monday at the Record Bar.
MP3: French Kicks, “Abandon”, from Swimming (Vagrant Records)
The Service Industry strive to be working-class heroes. Offer some beer money this Friday at the Record Bar.
MP3: The Service Industry, “Now Wake Up and Die”, from Limited Coverage (Sauspop Records)
San Diego's Delta Spirit borrow Midwestern religiosity, Southern blues, and New York indie stylings to satisfy their wanderlust. Delta Spirit plays the Granada on Saturday.
MP3: Delta Spirit, “Streetwalker”, from I Think I’ve Found It! (Monarchy Music)
Bong-Ra digs through the crates and pulls surf, kitsch, electronica, and metal tracks for his ode to bikini babes.
MP3: Bong-Ra, "", from Bikini Bandits, Kill! Kill! Kill! (Supertracks Records)
And Efterklang make their synthesizers weep with Dickensian art-rock.
MP3: Efterklang, "Caravan", from Parades (Rumraket/The Leaf Label)